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GRAYWOLF ANNOUNCES AFRICA FIRST-NOVEL PRIZE

Igoni Barret

September 18, 2017— Graywolf Press has announced the Graywolf Press Africa Prize, to be awarded for a first novel manuscript by an African author primarily residing in Africa. The prize will be judged by A. Igoni Barrett, author of the acclaimed novel Blackass, in conjunction with the Graywolf Editors. The submission period will run from October 1—October…

SURVIVED BY (Kelechi Njoku) – Writivism Shortlist 2014

kelechi njoku

Mama wanted the hospital visits to stop, so she grumbled about this for days. At first, it seemed nobody in the family was listening to her. Then her youngest son Nwachi died. She grumbled louder. The hospital-going had to stop, she moaned, it had to stop. One morning, after breakfast, she slapped the hand of…

Writing Update from Uganda

The 2013 WriTivism Festival will take place from August 15 to 19 in Kampala, Uganda, and its theme is “The African Continental Writer, Reader and Publisher”. It will feature writers from countries like Zimbabwe, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and others on the continent. “The festival focuses on progress and prospects rather than challenges and problems,”…

New Scholarship for African Writers

MORLAND WRITING SCHOLARSHIP A new grant to benefit African writers has been established by the Morland Writing Scholarship. This is an annual grant which is “open to anyone who has been born in Africa or both of whose parents were born in Africa.” Below are the details of the scholarship, provided by the organizers: Grant The  Scholars will…

A Review of “Interviews with Effervescent Writers”

Title: Interviews with Effervescent Writers Editor: Christine Mautjana Publisher: Mbali Press                                                     Reviewed by Emmanuel Sigauke                                                          The package containing this book, shipped all the way from South Africa (to California) arrived in August 2012, when I was away in Zimbabwe. One of the writers featured in the book, Aryan Kaganof, whom I…